Issue #20 - How I do my weekly reviews (step-by-step)Feb 19, 2023
Read Time: 5 Minutes
Let me ask you something.
Do you do weekly reviews?
If not, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to improve yourself, your life and your business.
A weekly review is all about looking back at the past week, and evaluating what went well and what didn't.
It was Aristotle that shared with us that: "Experience + Reflection = Wisdom"
Now, I know what you might be thinking - "But Abraham, Aint nobody got time for that!"
Let me tell you, neglecting weekly reviews is a surefire way to miss out on growth opportunities and fail to make progress toward your goals.
Now, let's get practical, how do you do a weekly review?
Here's my process, take what resonates, leave what doesn't.
My Weekly Review Process
Step 1 - Put it on the calendar
The first step is to pick the day & time of the week that you are going to do your weekly review.
Pick a time that works for you, I like to do my weekly reviews on Saturday mornings with a nice cup of joe.
Make sure you have at least 30 minutes to go through the process.
Once you have a date/time create a recurring event in your calendar.
I live by the motto, "If it's not on the calendar, it's not happening."
Step 2 - Review Your Goals For The Previous Week
Start by reviewing your goals from the previous week.
- Did you accomplish what you set out to do?
- If not, why not?
This is an opportunity to identify any roadblocks or obstacles that are keeping you from making progress.
Step 3 - Evaluate your progress
Next, evaluate your progress toward your long-term goals.
- Are you on track?
- Are there any areas where you're falling behind?
- What's working?
- What's not working?
- What needs to change?
This is a chance to take a step back and look at the big picture.
By now you should start getting a clearer picture of everything, maybe even some juicy insights! (write those down)
Step 4 - Set goals for the week ahead
Based on the previous answers, set goals for the week ahead.
Make sure these are specific, measurable, and realistic.
- What are the 1-3 most important things I can get done that will get me closer to my long-term goals?
This will give you a clear roadmap to follow for the upcoming week and help you stay focused on what's important.
Step 5 - Reflect on the little things that make a big difference
Lastly, take a look at all of the ways in which you are blessed.
- What moments made me smile?
- What I'm I grateful for?
- Who I'm I grateful for?
This will help you stay motivated and energized.
Pro-tip: Pick one place to do your weekly reviews
I personally do mine on Notion, but you can use a journal, a google doc, your notes app, or whatever.
What's important is that they are all kept in one place so at the end of every quarter and at the end of every year you can review and learn from them.
Remember, doing weekly reviews is a habit that takes time to develop.
But if you stick with it, it can be a powerful tool for improving your life and your business.
If you have any questions or need help getting started, don't hesitate to reach out.
I'm always here to support you on your journey to success.
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